Co-leader of Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Co-leader of Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs

Philip R. Recht

Infrastructure Investment, Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs, Renewable Energy


Co-leader of the firm’s Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs practice and former managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office (2009-21), Phil Recht represents clients in legislative, regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters before and involving federal, state and local governments. He also handles grants, approvals, permits and other government transactions. He has particular expertise in transportation, infrastructure, tribal gaming, health care, trade association, government contracts, and election law matters. Legal 500 ranks Phil as a “Leading Lawyer” for Government Relations in the United States. Phil was selected in 2021 to the Los Angeles/San Francisco Daily Journal’s list of “Top Lawyers of the Decade” for his work on emerging industry regulatory matters, and he was named in 2019 to The National Law Journal’s inaugural list of "Government Relations Trailblazers.”


  • Yale University, BA, cum laude
  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, JD, cum laude

Inscription au Barreau

  • Californie


  • US Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • US District Court for the Central District of California
  • US District Court for the Southern District of California
  • US District Court for the Northern District of California

Engagement professionnel et communautaire

  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Co-Chair, 2016, Government and Fiscal Affairs Committee Co-Chair
  • Central City Association of Los Angeles, Executive Board Chair, 2009-10, Government Relations Committee Vice-Chair, 2012-13, Transportation Committee Chair, 2002
  • Los Angeles Business Council, Board of Directors, Housing and Transportation Committee Co-Chair 
  • Public Counsel Law Center, Board of Directors
  • Pacific Council on International Affairs, Member, NGO Observer at Guantanamo Bay Military Commission, pre-trial proceedings in US vs. Al-Nashiri, 2020